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The Resource Gospel of freedom : Martin Luther King, Jr.'s letter from Birmingham Jail and the struggle that changed a nation, Jonathan Rieder

Gospel of freedom : Martin Luther King, Jr.'s letter from Birmingham Jail and the struggle that changed a nation, Jonathan Rieder

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Gospel of freedom : Martin Luther King, Jr.'s letter from Birmingham Jail and the struggle that changed a nation
Title
Gospel of freedom
Title remainder
Martin Luther King, Jr.'s letter from Birmingham Jail and the struggle that changed a nation
Statement of responsibility
Jonathan Rieder
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Presents an account of the creation of King's famous "Letter from Birmingham Jail" and the related protest march on Washington, offering insight into its timeless message and crucial position in the history of human rights
  • "I am in Birmingham because injustice is here," declared Martin Luther King, Jr. He had come to that city of racist terror convinced that massive protest could topple Jim Crow. But the insurgency faltered. To revive it, King made a sacrificial act on Good Friday, April 12, 1963: he was arrested. Alone in his cell, reading a newspaper, he found a statement from eight "moderate" clergymen who branded the protests extremist and "untimely." King drafted a furious rebuttal that emerged as the "Letter from Birmingham Jail"--A work that would take its place among the masterpieces of American moral argument alongside those of Thoreau and Lincoln. His insistence on the urgency of "Freedom Now" would inspire not just the marchers of Birmingham and Selma, but peaceful insurgents from Tiananmen to Tahrir Squares. Scholar Jonathan Rieder delves deeper than anyone before into the Letter-illuminating both its timeless message and its crucial position in the history of civil rights. Rieder has interviewed King's surviving colleagues, and located rare audiotapes of King speaking in the mass meetings of 1963. Gospel of Freedom gives us a startling perspective on the Letter and the man who wrote it: an angry prophet who chastised American whites, found solace in the faith and resilience of the slaves, and knew that moral appeal without struggle never brings justice--Publisher description
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rieder, Jonathan
Dewey number
323.092
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
F334.B69
LC item number
N446 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • King, Martin Luther
  • Civil rights movements
  • African Americans
  • Birmingham (Ala.)
  • Civil disobedience
  • Nonviolence
Label
Gospel of freedom : Martin Luther King, Jr.'s letter from Birmingham Jail and the struggle that changed a nation, Jonathan Rieder
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [187]-207) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: The cry for justice -- The prelude : Prisoner -- The "letter" : Diplomat ; Prophet -- Aftermath : Street fighter -- Epilogue: Words spoken to mankind
Control code
ocn821067011
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
xviii, 218 pages
Isbn
9781620400586
Lccn
2012044387
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)821067011
Label
Gospel of freedom : Martin Luther King, Jr.'s letter from Birmingham Jail and the struggle that changed a nation, Jonathan Rieder
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [187]-207) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: The cry for justice -- The prelude : Prisoner -- The "letter" : Diplomat ; Prophet -- Aftermath : Street fighter -- Epilogue: Words spoken to mankind
Control code
ocn821067011
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
xviii, 218 pages
Isbn
9781620400586
Lccn
2012044387
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)821067011

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